Sun | Nov 19, 2017

Letters

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On January 1, 2017, I wrote a letter asking the question: When will we get it right?My friend, who had a bad experience some time ago, returned to Jamaica for a one-week stay recently (he is a wheelchair user). On his return to the United States, I...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Women's Resource and Outreach Centre has seen the now-infamous video, widely circulated on social media, of a mother beating her girl child with a machete. There has been widespread, harsh criticism in Jamaica of this incident....

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:The Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) commends the Ministry of Health on its initiative aimed at providing the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to all seventh-grade girls. The introduction of this vaccine is a proactive measure...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:No matter how many public sermons we conduct concerning the mother seen beating her daughter with a machete in a video circulated this weekend past, making her into a criminal is not going to fix the perennial problems of poverty,...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Five of us retired professionals attended the funeral service of a loved one who was a son, brother, father, nephew, uncle, cousin, and medical technologist. He was shot and killed and the sad occasion brought about an unplanned...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:What has been causing the massive increase in evening traffic congestion in the Liguanea/Lady Musgrave Road/Hope Road/Barbican area over the past two weeks? It has been horrible. A trip from downtown, Kingston to Jacks Hill that...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:11 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I found myself doing something I would normally never do: listening to the radio. I was tuned into Hitz 92 FM listening to Jenny Jenny's daily radio show.As is the nature of all radio talk shows, they tend to focus on the most...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:10 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Every day, it becomes more evident that too many persons who have been placed in positions of leadership lack sound judgement and common sense.How could the minister of health, Dr Christopher Tufton, and his team think that it would...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:07 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I grew up in York District, about two and a half miles west of Morant Bay. Corporal punishment was a central feature in education and general socialisation in my village. The teacher used the...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:As a carrier of Jamaican news, home and abroad, and with the challenges our young country faces in terms of the cancer called crime, it is very irresponsible for THE STAR to have published the headline 'More J'cans becoming informers...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Corporal punishment has been an entrenched part of Jamaican culture. The Bible is often used to justify its significance in contemporary society.Indeed, many of us got our fair share of beating. Owen 'Blakka' Ellis, in one of his...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:This is an open letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.Your Government has decided to carry out a mass vaccination of girls with the HPV Gardasil vaccine.No compelling reason has been given for this mass vaccination of more than 22,...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last week, there were two propitious stories highlighting the recent victories of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The first being the welcome news that reputed gang leader of the Duppy Flames Gang, Marlon 'Duppy Flim' Perry,...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With Heritage Week days away, now is a great time to remind those Jamaicans who believe Creole, or Patois, should have died with slavery, that it is the greatest proponent of our heritage, and we should embrace it....

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:It is so pleasing to know that at last check, our net international reserves (NIR) are at record levels. This is such an achievement to be proud of as a nation.But as a hedge against the country's economic instability, I wonder if...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Last Friday afternoon, my radio dial was where it always is - Nationwide News Network (NNN). In the interview segment, I listened in amazement as the presenters claimed to be interviewing two American lawmakers. The two topics were...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Almost every day, for the past several weeks, my electricity chips out, for a second or two and, sometimes, for longer. On average, this happens three to four times throughout the day.I would like the Jamaica Public Service Company (...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:05 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:One thing that Jamaican people are good at is pointing fingers and placing blame, but we fail miserably at being held accountable.Flip through the newspaper and watch the news and the evidence is abundant.The main entity held...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:04 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Since Thursday last week, I have had on-then-off landline and Internet service. Having ascertained that my three immediate neighbours, who also use FLOW, were having no such interruptions, it was rather easy to deduce that the...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Where there is injustice, there can be no peace.I was appalled when I visited Seaview Gardens, a highly populated community. As I drove along the street adjoining the very wide gully, the stench coming from the gully and the nearby...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Have we done it? Have we finally convinced ourselves that Jamaica's crime problem can only be solved by us Jamaicans? Have we now realised that crime fighting is a collective effort, 'everybody ting'?...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:With all the recent outcry, and rightly so, about the fenky-fenky-looking bust of our outstanding pan-African leader and national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, mounted at the University of the West Indies, Mona, I find it strange that...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:I read an article in the Observer, Monday, September 25, 2017, that highlights some serious points about the disenfranchising of the elderly. The great abuse and great discord and disregard for the fundamental right of the elderly is...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Frankly speaking, we the residents of rural Jamaica are tired and fed up of the service, or lack thereof, from the National Water Commission (NWC). I listen to the cries almost daily on the talk shows or on television when people...

Published:Thursday | September 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the Mexican earthquakes have inflicted death and devastation across the Caribbean islands and significant parts of the United States and Mexico over the past three weeks. Tragically, many very...

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